Radler Trail Bier
von Trapp Brewing

Radler Trail BierRadler Trail Bier
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
von Trapp Brewing
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #132
ABV:
3.9%
Score:
86
Ranked #18,577
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 9.42%
Ratings:
14
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 17, 2022
Added:
Jun 16, 2020
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
SCORE
86
Very Good
Radler Trail BierRadler Trail Bier
Notes: This beer is a refreshing blend of a light lager with grapefruit. Perfect for summer sessions, outdoor activities, and enjoying the day. Radler originated as a drink called Radlermass (cyclist liter) created by innkeeper Franz Kugler in the small town of Deisenhofen, just outside Munich. Enjoy our Radler on or off the trail!

20 IBU
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
 
3.35 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 17, 2022
 
3.75 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania on Oct 11, 2021
 
3.97 by chrishiker1409 from New York on Aug 25, 2021
 
3.41 by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts on Aug 20, 2021
Photo of Smakawhat
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the can into a nonic(k) pint glass.

This is definitely a real nice looking radler. Rich lathering head at just over three fingers, off white, and slightly pink hued in color also. Dissolves nicely with a foamy touch, and leaves a deep lemon to grapefruit orange opaque body color. Aggressive bold head and a rich thick looking body, totally unexpected.

Aroma is straight up rich grapefruit oil and huge amounts of pith and zest. Doesn't come off artificial, but doesn't provide much other beer character either to hint at. A one note nose, but a dang good one that isn't sugary sweet either for this style.

Palate gives just the right amount of goods nearly. Slightly wet bodied, with a big amount of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and pithy oils. Slightly bready finish which is real nice, sweetness dialed down to a minimum if down right completely off, leaving for a real unexpected malt dryness that just makes you want more.

A real excellent fruited beer. I love that this isn't really sweet either, but hits somewhere between fruited excess, and dried out malt flavors. Could pound these all day, good stuff.

Aug 01, 2021
 
4.7 by beerrat from Virginia on Jul 25, 2021
Photo of ScaryEd
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

12 oz can into a giant mug for some reason.

Pours a hazy yellow gold color with a finger of white head. No retention or lacing whatsoever.

Aromas of grapefruit, bready malt, and subtle spicy hops.

The flavor is much of the same. Grapefruit juice up front followed by some grassiness and a ton of doughy malt.

The feel is medium-light bodied with pretty good carbonation. Dry finish. Could use a bit more carbonation but very nice, nonetheless.

Overall, this is a nice radler. There is absolutely nothing special about it whatsoever, but I think it accomplished what it set out to be: A highly drinkable summer beer. Refreshing as a beer can get.

Jun 24, 2021
Photo of dano213
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by dano213 from Pennsylvania

12oz can purchased from the fridge as a single for $1.78. Best By 9/15/21, so hard to say when it was canned but seems to be relatively fresh and summer just started.

Look: Honestly doesn't look so pretty as it looks like what it is - beer with grapefruit juice. Then again, it doesn't look that different from a lot of hazy beers. It's peach colored and a bit murky....almost looks like a mimosa. No head retention due to the acidity.

Smell: The aroma is very citrusy, floral, and perfumy. Lots of pink grapefruit - very fleshy and pulpy, sweet, zesty and aromatic as well. Also a bit grassy and earthy from the Helles lager, but the pink grapefruit is the star of the show. Smells nice.

Taste: Very crushable and refreshing. The first sip was a huge gulp as I am thirsty and this is quenching my thirst and very tasty on my palate. Up front, it's juicy, sweet, and tart. The finish is mildly pithy and bitter, overall finishes semi-dry.

Feel: Nicely carbonated, it's spritzy and refreshing. It would be nice if the finish is crisper, but that's hard to achieve with the residual sugar in this beer.

Overall: There will always be people who hate on these types of beers. I don't care, I disagree with those people and think that these types of beers are delicious, especially in the summertime. This is a 3.9% ABV beer. You can either achieve a 3.9% ABV beer by diluting a stronger beer (as was done here with the addition of grapefruit), or you can achieve a 3.9% ABV beer by using just enough malt and other fermentables to yield such a low ABV result. To me, this is still a beer and as long as BA allows me to review it, that's all that matters.

From can:
A refreshing summer session blend of Helles-style lager with grapefruit.

Jun 23, 2021
Photo of Sludgeman
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

The Von Trapp folks added this beer. The can calls it a radler but the brewer categorizes it as a Helles. It tastes more like a radler. Not fruity enough at least in comparison to the German/Austrian radlers I’ve tasted.

Jun 17, 2021
 
4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Jun 09, 2021
 
3.63 by acurtis from New Jersey on May 25, 2021
Photo of Bouleboubier
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

(12 oz can; BB: 09/15/21; purchased cold single at Pinocchio's... poured into a 14 oz mug)

L: extremely over-carbonated, huge head 2:1 to liquid; pink-amber liquid, hazy as helles; pearly white foam, builds high, crumbles quick... slippy lace, aka no lace

S: perfumy grapefruit drenched croissant... a subtle herbal edge of noble hop?... grapefruit upholstry

T: nutty yeast, grapefruit dandruff, crackery back note... an initial citrusy burst, splaying out away, leaving a dry, desiccated grapefruit peel, mildly nutty toast-tinged granola; fruity, lightly pingy-spicy, and quickly vacuum-dry...

F: juice with body... soft spicy warmth builds quick?... more juice than 'lager'?; subtly silky flow, long finish, delicately acidic afterglow

O: cloudiest, dirtiest, dankest Radler I've had, ever, and I'm grateful... it ain't quite a hefe-Radler, but it's got the look... won't zazz your senses, but it's full-flavored for its construct... may be able to throw back a 12-pack, idk (1760)

May 12, 2021
 
4.11 by SFHbeerME from Maine on May 10, 2021
Photo of bobv
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by bobv from Vermont

12 oz. can.
Moderate to vigorous pour yields a one inch off white head over a peach colored body with scant lacing. Nose of grapefruit with taste of the same. Good feel and overall, a highly quenching summer refresher to be sure. I could drink a few of these in a sitting, most definitely.
Prost!

Sep 15, 2020
Radler Trail Bier from von Trapp Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 14 ratings